Unit 6. Daily life
III. Listening and speaking
Asking about time
1. Look at the pictures. What can you see?
2. When do these things normally happen in your country?
1. When do shops open? When do they close? Are they open every day?
2. What is a normal working day? What is a normal school day?
3. When do banks usually open and close?
4. What are normal office hours?
5. What time do people usually eat? When do restaurants and bars open and
6. When are museums normally open?
7. When do people normally get up? When do they go to bed?
Shops open at 8 a.m. They close at 7p.m. Yes they are.
A normal working day is at 7.30. A normal school day is at 7.15.
Banks usually open at 8.00 and close at 4.30.
Normal office hours are at 7.00 in the morning and at 1.30 in the afternoon.
People usually have breakfast at 6.30 a.m. Restaurants and bars open at 8.00.
Museum are normally open at 8.00.
They often get up at 6.00. They often go to bed at 10 p.m.
3. 6.1 Listen to the conversations.
a. Match the items in the columns.
1. The museum
2. The film start
3. The train finish
4. The programme open
5. The shops close
6. The Plane leave
7. Lessons arrive
8. The supermarket
b. Say what happens at each time.
The museum opens at ten o'clock.
The film starts at seven forty-five
The train leaves at ten past eleven.
The programme finishes at quater past eight.
The shops close at five thirty.
The plane arrives at two twenty.
Lessons finish at ten to one.
The supermarket closes at half past eight.
4. Work with a partner. Use the information on the chart and
A: What time does the museum open?
B: It opens at ten o'clock.
A: Thank you.
5. Work with a new partner. Make conversations with this
information. (Make sure you use the correct singular or
a. lessons /start/ 8.15 b. plane/ leave/ 4.25
c. shops/ close/ on Saturday/ 6 p.m d. film/ finish/ this evening/ 11.10
e. train/ arrive/ 3.50 f. banks/ open/ on Mondays/ 10.00
g. the meeting/ start/ this morning/ 12.00
h. visitors/ arrive/ today/ 3.00
V. Pronunciation: Voiced and voiceless
sounds; present tense endings
1.Voiced and voiceless sounds
These are voiced consonant sounds
/b/ /d/ /g/ /v/ /ð / /z/ /l/ /r/ /m/ /n/ / η/
These are voiceless consonant sounds
/p/ /t/ /k/ /f/ /θ/ /s/
a. Do these verbs and in a voiced or a voiceless
consonant sounds? Write them in the correct
speak live sleep sing start work like
swim dance stand meet open come travel
voiced voicelessvoiced voiceless
come [k m]ʌ
meet [ mi:t]
b. Listen. check and repeat
2. Present tense endings
We can pronounce the third person -s in two ways.
a. 6.3 Listen and write verbs in the correct column.
opens, stands, rides,
comes, travels, arrives
looks, gets, puts, likes,
opens gets puts comes likes speak
looks stands rides travels drinks arrives
b. Which sounds are followed by /s/? Voiced or voiceless?
c. Say these verbs
starts wakes lives finds meets sings
reads walks drives works wants thinks
d. Some -es endings are pronounced /iz/. Tick
() the verbs which have the /iz/ sound.
take takes leave leaves
practise practises finish finish
wash washes close closes
catch catches do does
go goes watch watches
e. 6.4 Listen, check, and repeat.
F. Which spellings are pronounced /iz/?
2. Present tense endings
After a vowel sound or a voiced consonant we
pronounce the final -s /z/
goes /gəuz/ comes /k mʌ /
After a voiceless consonant (/ t /, / p /, / k /), we
pronounce the final -s / s /
cuts/cʌts/ stops /st pɔ s/ looks / luks/
When the verb ends in -ges, -ches, -sses, - ses, or
-shes, we pronounce -es / iz /
changes/'t∫eindʒiz/ practises/ 'præktisiz/
watches /'w t∫ɔ iz/ washes /'w ∫ɔ iz/